Volunteers Restore Shoreline of Great Bay

adams point workday volunteers
volunteer with wheelbarrow

If you have visited Adam's Point in Durham, NH recently, you'll have seen the shoreline of Great Bay covered in newly-planted native shrubs.

Thanks to the help of over thirty community volunteers from all over the Seacoast, many sections of the shoreline that were eroding from foot and pet traffic are on a path to recovery. 

volunteers moving a barrel

The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department held a workday on April 19, 2014 to

repair shoreline habitats and installed over 100 new shrubs in erosion-proof soil mats. The workday was the culmination of a longer effort to build new, ecologically-sensitive stairways to help direct human traffic to the shore. This spring's planting helped finish the project.

At the workday, planned in celebration of Earth Day but also coinciding with good planting weather, volunteers worked to cut and measure supplies,

carry equipment, plant native shrubs, and provide water to give the plants a good start this summer. "Everyone worked so hard, and we got so much done!" reported project coordinator Rachel Stevens who is affiliated with both agencies.

Click here to see more pictures from this picture-perfect workday!

Haley Andreozzi with plant